Our Board

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    Helen Burnet, Chairperson
    Helen is an Alderman with the Hobart City Council, and has been a member of the MRC Board since 2009, currently holding the position of Chairperson. Helen has a broad interest in the health and wellbeing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and is a passionate advocate for social inclusion.

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    Allison Burrows-Cheng, Vice Chairperson
    Allison has been a member of the MRC Board since 2006. She is currently the Vice Chair. She is a solicitor and has been in private practice for 25 years.

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    Jeanette Banks, Secretary
    Jeanette joined the Board in December 2012. Jeanette is employed as the Public Health Evaluation Officer with the Public Health Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. Previously Jeanette worked with the Commissioner for Children and in the area of Community Sector Development with the Human Services Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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    Chris Stennard, Treasurer
    Chris is employed as CFO and Company Secretary of the Incat Group of Companies.  Chris is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He has had experience in the manufacturing, service, IT, insurance and banking sectors. He is interested in social and community issues.

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    Nick Bedding, Second Treasurer
    Nick Bedding joined the Board in 2014. Nick is the Managing Director of Symic Pty Ltd, a private investment company specialising in venture capital, property development and equity investment. Nick has extensive experience in the financial planning and stock broking industries and in merger and acquisitions in the financial services sector.

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    Alison O’Neill, Board Member
    Alison’s extensive and varied background includes leadership positions within the NFP sector at both a state and federated level, predominantly in the health and disability areas. Alison sits on a number of advisory groups and committees that inform, guide and influence outcomes for the multicultural communities in Tasmania at a local, state and federal level.

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    Shafiq Mohamed, Board Member
    Shafiq Mohamed joined the board in February 2017. Shafiq is an Environmental Engineer and works as a Departmental Manager in Local Government. Shafiq is of an Indian origin and practices Islamic faith. He first arrived in Australia in 2002 to undergo Higher Education and has lived in Tasmania for the past 10 years. Shafiq is very passionate about multiculturalism, and joined the MRC board as a way of helping fellow migrants and new arrivals, as well as contributing back to the community.

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    Wendy Heatley, Board Member –
    Wendy is a lawyer with a Master of Business Administration who has worked in legal, policy and management roles in the Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments. Most recently, she has been working as a lecturer and tutor in business law at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, where she enjoys teaching domestic and international students. Wendy has a long record of volunteering for community organisations as a board member and office bearer.

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    Victor Stojcevski, Board Member –
    Victor has a Macedonian background and joined the Board in November 2017. He arrived in Tasmania from Victoria in 2004, and has a LLB (Hons)/BA (Hons) (majoring in English Literature).  He has two teenaged daughters. He is the Coronial Division Manager at the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. Victor’s varied background includes leadership roles within the justice sector, particularly in law reform and therapeutic jurisprudence. Victor is a member of the Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society.

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    Jes KenthBoard Member

  •  In accordance with the Constitution, from time to time the Board appoints subcommittees with specific terms of reference to support the activities of the MRC. Board subcommittees meet regularly and make recommendations to the Board. During the year a number of Board members participated on Board Subcommittees, including the Finance, Audit and Risk and Governance and Human Resources Subcommittee.